When Are You An Entrepreneur?

So, David Krug and I have been working hard to build up PressTitan and serve our clients well, but I don’t think of myself as an entrepreneur. I just like to do cool things that make my clients happy and pay my bills. I have been a fan of Gary Vaynerchuk for a very long time and really enjoy his passion and energy. I also think Elon Musk is changing the world with all of his companies and can’t believe the sacrifices he’s made to make it all happen.

My path has been so different than theirs. I don’t think of myself as a salesperson. I am not trying to build a billion-dollar business. I am not as confident in my business abilities as those I hold in reverence. I do know that what we have built at PressTitan is amazing for the right clients. We have a stable hosting platform for WordPress that loads sites fast. We know a ton about themes and plugins and can provide guidance and insights.

With the two of us working together, Krug has been focused much more on the client acquisition and care aspect of the business. He also does the primary handling of most income/invoices and expenses. That frees me up to focus on what I enjoy and am really great at such as technology and problem-solving.

I will say, like many entrepreneurs, I’ve had many false starts, failures, and missed opportunities, but after a year working on PressTitan, I think it is fair to say we’ve hit on a successful path forward. Providing that personal touch to growing an online WordPress powered business continues to be inspiring and amazing.

But I still don’t know if outsiders would consider me an entrepreneur. A quick Google search defines an entrepreneur as “a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.” I didn’t have to take much in the way of financial risk because Krug already had a large client lined up for us to help. I don’t really operate the business alone, so am I half an entrepreneur?

Why does any of this matter? I think it helps focus my mindset. What am I doing here? What are my goals? Krug and I talk all the time about how we’d like to see the company grow and evolve, things we want to focus on, people we may want to hire, and clients we covet. I feel so humbled to be in a position where I’m able to ask these kinds of questions and have the opportunity to self-reflect.

I hope to continue to be able to provide huge value to our clients for a long time. Thank you to everyone that has taken a risk on PressTitan in its early days. I really appreciate your support! I feel so fortunate in so many ways.

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